- A pan-Igbo cultural and socio-political group has congratulated President Buhari on his re-election
- Buhari defeated 73 candidate in the race for the presidency with 15,191,847 votes, including Atiku Abubakar of the PDP
- The group said Nigerians should also be commended for coming out in large numbers to vote the president
The Ndigbo Unity Forum (NUF), a pan-Igbo cultural and socio-political group has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari, on his re-election for 2nd term in office.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was on Wednesday declared re-elected by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), having polled 15,191,847 votes, winning in 19 states.
Buhari defeated other 72 candidates including Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who scored 11,255,978 votes and won 17 states and the FCT, to occupy the second position.
The president of NUF, Augustine Chukwudum, gave the congratulatory message in an interview with NAN in Enugu, urging Nigerians to remain calm.
Chukwudum said that Nigerians must be applauded for coming out en mass to vote in the presidential election.
“My appeal to every Nigerian now is for us to remain calm as the winner has been declared by INEC. Any party that does not accept the result should go to court. There is no need for violence in any form under any guise,’’ Chukwudum said.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that PDP urged Nigerians to remain peaceful in response to INEC’s declaration which named President Muhammadu Buhari of the APC as the winner of the presidential election.
A former aviation minister, Osita Chidoka, who served as an agent of the PDP at the collation centre in Abuja, noted that his party was committed to democracy and would explore lawful means to resolve issues.
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